Jewels of Portugal – Climbing Profile

Jewels of Portugal

Climbing Profile

14 Days | Total distance  350km (219mi) | Average 70km/day (44mi/day) | 100% asphalt

Day 1

Arrival – Welcome at Lisbon airport. 1h30m drive to Évora, the capital of Alentejo region, followed by a briefing about the tour. 

Day 2

Free day visiting Évora, a city classified as World Heritage by UNESCO

Day 3

Towards the Convent within the cork-oak forest – 50km (31mi), 550m total climbing (1800ft), level 3 (2.7)

Day 4

Marble, the white gold of Alentejo – 47km (29mi), 690m total climbing (2260ft), level 3 (2.9)

Day 5

Experiencing Portuguese History – 84km (52mi), 1110m total climbing (3640ft), level 4 (4.1).

Day 6

Cycling towards the border with Spain – 54km (34mi), 1010m total climbing (3310ft), level 4 (3.5).

Day 7

Leaving the border area to the center of Portugal – 116km (72mi), 1390m total climbing (4560ft), level 5 (4.8).

Day 8

The Sanctuary and the Limestone Caves – 68km (42mi), 1120m total climbing (3680ft), level 4 (3.9).

Day 9

Free culture day visiting an impressive 14th century Monastery and several museums around it.

Day 10

Towards the most well-preserved medieval town – 80km (50mi), 1110m total climbing (3640ft), level 4 (4.0).

Day 11

The Silver Coast and the peninsula – 51km (32mi), 720m total climbing (2360ft), level 3 (3.0).

Day 12

The rural area near the coast – 83km (52mi), 1270m total climbing (4170ft), level 4 (4.3).

Day 13

Free day visiting Sintra: The luxuriant vegetation and romantic environment – The most important Jewel of Portugal – Sintra, the place where Kings and Queens spent their vacations

Day 14

Departure – After breakfast we leave to Lisbon airport – 30min drive